The Honorees: Notable Women in Computer Science

We are honored to showcase the incredible history of women’s contributions to computing. Below is an index of all 54 of the inspiring women who we feature on our cards.

Suit Honoree Name Position, Honors, Awards Wikipedia 
Joker Maria Klawe Harvey Mudd College President, ACM Fellow, Canadian Information Processing Society founding Fellow More here
Joker Mitchell Baker Exec. Chair Mozilla, ABI Women of Vision, Internet Hall of Fame More here
Hearts QueenFrances Allen IBM Fellow Emerita, Turing Award, Computer History Museum Fellow, IEEE Fellow More here
KingBarbara Liskov MIT Professor, Turing Award, ACM Fellow, SWE Achievement Award More here
JackShafrira Goldwasser MIT Professor, Turing Award, ACM-W Athena Lecturer More here
AceHessa Sultan Al Jaber Qatar ICT Minister, Chair CS Department – Qatar Univ. More here
10- Mary Jane Irwin Pennsylvania State Univ. Professor, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, NAE Member, ACM-W Athena Lecturer More here
9- Irene Greif IBM User Experience Group, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, Formed Lotus Research 1992 More here
8- Duy-Loan Le Senior Fellow-Texas Instruments, WITI Hall of Fame, ABI Women of Vision More here
7- Grete Hermann Univ. of Göttingen mathematician, 1926 foundational paper for computerized algebra More here
6- Manuela Veloso Carnegie Mellon Univ. Professor, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow More here
5- Lila Ibrahim Chief Business Officer Coursera, ABI Women of Vision, Purdue University-Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer none yet
4-Padmasree Warrior Cisco CTO, WITI Hall of Fame, Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Delhi More here
3-Genevieve Bell Intel Director of Interaction and Experience Research, ABI Women of Vision, WITI Hall of Fame More here
2- Marilyn Wescoff ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame More here
Diamonds QueenAnita Borg Founder Anita Borg Institute, WITI Hall of Fame, Fellow ACM, EFF Pioneer More here
KingDeborah Estrin Professor Cornell NYC Tech, ACM, AAAS and IEEE Fellow, ABI Women of Vision, ACM-W Athena Lecturer More here
Jack– Yuqing Gao IBM Senior Manager, ABI Women of Vision, IEEE Fellow none yet
Ace– Susan Graham Univ. California Berkeley Distinguished Professor, ACM Fellow, NAE Member, AAAS Fellow none yet
10- Cristina Amon Univ. of Toronto Dean-Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, IEEE Fellow, SWE Achievement Award, Canadian Academy of Eng., Spanish Royal Academy, Royal Society of Canada, US NAE More here
9- Betsy Ancker-Johnson 1st observation of microwave emission without the presence of an external field (1967), Fellow Am Physical Society, Fellow AAAS, IEEE Fellow, Member NAE More here
8- Arati Prabhakar US DARPA Director, IEEE Fellow, Head National Institute of Standards and Technology (US NIST) More here
7- Sophie Vandebroek CTO Xerox, IEEE Fellow, WITI Hall of Fame, Royal Flemish Academy for Arts & Sciences Member none yet
6- Ruzena Bajcsy Univ. California Berkeley Professor, NAE Member, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, AAAI member, AAAS member More here
5- Laurie Hendren Professor McGill Univ., ACM Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada none yet
4- Lixia Zhang Univ. California, Los Angeles Professor, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow none yet
3- Betty Snyder ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame More here
2- Kay McNulty ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame More here
Spades QueenGrace Hopper US Navy Admiral, 1st compiler for a programming language 1952, Computer History Museum Fellow, Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow AAAS More here
King– Chieko Asakawa IBM Fellow, ABI Women of Vision, Japan Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon none yet
JackDenice Denton Univ. California Santa Cruz Chancellor, AAAS Fellow, IEEE Fellow More here
AceRadia Perlman Intel Fellow, IEEE Fellow, 1st ABI Women of Vision award winner More here
10- Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza Professor PUC Rio de Janeiro, CHI Academy none yet
9- Linda Petzold Univ. California Santa Barbara Professor, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, NAE Member none yet
8- Jennifer Widom Professor Stanford Univ., ACM Fellow, AAAS Member, NAE Member More here
7- Jean Sammet IBM Researcher, 1st woman ACM President, ACM Fellow, Computer History Museum Fellow More here
6- Helen Greiner CEO of CyPhy Works, ABI Women of Vision, WITI Hall of Fame More here
5- Anuradha Annaswamy MIT Senior Research Scientist, IEEE Fellow, Hay Medal – Indian Institute of Science none yet
4- Qiheng Hu Founder, China Internet Network Information Center, Internet Hall of Fame, Research Professor – Chinese Academy of Sciences none yet
3- Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame More here
2- Fran Bilas ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame More here
Clubs QueenKatherine Johnson NASA Mathematician, calculated the trajectory of early space launches 1959. Subject of Hidden Figures major motion picture. More here
KingAugusta Ada Lovelace King Mathematician, 1st computer programmer 1843 More here
JackJennifer Chayes Microsoft Research Distinguished Scientist, ACM Fellow, ABI Women of Vision More here
Ace– Vicki Hanson Professor Univ. of Dundee, ACM Fellow, SIGCHI Social Impact Award, ABI Women of Vision, Fellow Royal Society of Edinburgh none yet
10- Ellen Ochoa NASA Astronaut and Johnson Space Center Director, 1st Hispanic woman in space, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Harvard Foundation Science Award, San Diego State Univ. Alumna of the Year More here
9- Tova Milo Professor Tel Aviv Univ., ACM Fellow More here
8- Valerie Taylor Professor Univ. Texas A&M, IEEE Fellow none yet
7- Kathleen McKeown Professor Columbia Univ., ACM and AAAI Fellow, Founding Fellow Association for Computational Linguistics, ABI Women of Vision none yet
6- Susan Landau Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, ABI Women of Vision More here
5- Mary Lou Jepsen Google X Head of the Display Division, ABI Women of Vision, WITI Hall of Fame More here
4- Kristina Johnson Undersecretary US Dept. of Energy, IEEE Fellow, ABI Women of Vision, SWE Achievement Award More here
3- Sophie Wilson Broadcom Director IC Design, Designer Acorn Microcomputer, Computer History Museum Fellow, Fellow Royal Society-London More here
2- Jean Bartik ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame More here

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